Your vote could mean $200,000 for skiing and biking trails

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on April 12, 2010 11:16 am

As a member of the snow sports community, you will want to know about this incredible opportunity to win funding for recreational trails across the country. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a national non-profit that has helped convert more than 19,500 miles of unused railroad corridor into public trails, many of which are used for snow sports, has the opportunity to win $200,000 in funding from the Member’s Project from American Express. To win, they simply need to get more votes than the nine other organizations in their category. I urge you to take a few moments and submit your vote for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to win this funding that will mean more trails for snow sports of every kind.

Your Vote = $200,000

Your vote could mean $200,000 for skiing and biking trails! Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is participating in the Members Project from American Express and Take Part. The more people who vote online for RTC, the better their chances of winning – and you can vote again, and again each week between now and May 23. RTC is the only trails group in the competition – if they win there will be $200,000 more dollars going toward building and advocating for more trails for skiing, biking, and hiking.

You can vote once a week, every week. Spread the word — voting is open to everyone! Pass this along to your customers, co-workers, and ski, bike, or other snow sports club members. Email it, Tweet about it, write it on your Facebook wall, or blog about it.

Here are step by step instructions on how to vote:
Step By Step:

1. Visit the Take Part Members Project. (Returning voter? Then just login, and vote for Rails-to-trails Conservancy!)
2. First time? Then click on the “Register to Vote” button in the green box.
3. Fill out the two-step registration form (in Part 2, you’ll need to scroll through the Terms and Conditions to accept!)
4. Click on the “See the Candidates” button.
5. Go to the “Arts & Culture” category (the first one!), and choose Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
6. Click on the “Cast Your Vote” button and you’re done!